When I was younger I attended the Women’s March and I was so fascinated by the culture and events that were taking place. The combination of the numerous communities present and interacting along with the bold and unique signs being held made me feel honored being there because it felt like such a major event to be a part of. I wanted to document this feeling for me, but for others as well, so I took pictures of everything: the people, the signs, and the march. I felt like I was telling a story through my pictures and that made me decide that I want to be a photojournalist I love being a photographer because I am able to capture this emotion in people and document it for forever. I seek to make my art reveal or invoke some kind of emotion or capture some kind of feeling. I hope my work is remembered for its ability to stop time and capture the raw, unedited emotion in it. It is important to me to adopt the responsibilities of a photojournalist, documenting emotions and moments in time, because images often speak louder than words. History is often told through retellings of events, but what is often not expressed is the specifics of such events: the feelings, the emotions, the actions. Photojournalists are able to document those events and reveal to people often what words cannot. It is important to me to convey moods and actions through my images, rather than my words. When people talk about the 2016 Women’s March, they talk about how a bunch of people came together to stand up for women’s rights. Through my images, I showed participants firmness in their beliefs, their excitement for being a part of something bigger and standing up for their rights, and their sadness for the things that they wish were different. I was, and continue to be, proud of the stories I captured in my photos from that day, and I plan to make more like those in the years to come.